G8 Initiative for Public-Private Partnerships to Counter Terrorism

Discussion Paper | November 28, 2006

Identifying a number of steps needed to enhance international efforts to combat terrorism and where businesses can contribute in an effective way.


In November 2006, Russia will host the Global Forum for Partnerships between States and Businesses to Counter Terrorism. This event marks the completion of a successful year of international mobilization by Russia as President of the G8. The decision by the G8 countries in St. Petersburg in July of 2006 to support the Russian initiative in this field has been one of the most important decisions in the field of counter-terrorism in a long time. This decision gives further impetus to a number of pre-existing moves in the direction of establishing public-private partnerships to combat terrorism.